Purpose: This survey aimed to identify cough etiquette knowledge and practice level among university students. Methods: 190 study subject were recruited from a university located in C city of Korea and data were collected utilizing self-reported questionnaires to evaluate cough etiquette knowledge and practice levels. Results: The score of cough etiquette knowledge was 7.38 out of 12 and the correct answer rate was 61.5%. The respondents showed the highest right answer rate (85.3%) on 'cover with a paper tissue or a handkerchief while coughing' and lowest (20.7%) on 'cover with hand while coughing'. Practice level score was 27.28 out of 48. Among those items of practice, 'wearing a mask while coughing' was the lowest (1.40/48) level of practice. And the correlation between knowledge and practice was not significant. Conclusion: Cough etiquette knowledge and practice level was revealed to be rather low among university students. Education and social marketing are needed to be developed to encourage the practice level of cough etiquette followed by better droplet infection control and health promotion.
활동적이고 호기심이 강하여 위험한 행동, 흡연, 음주 및 불규칙한 식습관 등 건강을 위협할 수 있는 환경에 많이 노출된 집단
학생 집단 중 특히 대학생의 경우 일생 중 가장 건강한 시기이며 양호한 건강상태로 인해 자신의 건강에 대한 만족감이 다. 하지만 활동적이고 호기심이 강하여 위험한 행동, 흡연, 음주 및 불규칙한 식습관 등 건강을 위협할 수 있는 환경에 많이 노출된 집단이기도 하다. 이렇듯 대학생 집단은 건강행동의 변화에 대한 의식 수준이 상대적으로 낮고 예방의학적인 측면에서 관심이 부족하다는 문제가 제기되고 있다.
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